Learning the HARD way...
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Glad to hear that you have made it to the NY/NJ border...
Now this is where a chart could and would have saved me a potently bad experience...
tell me that you are not trying this without printed charts, let alone a portable chartplotter as I recommended in the other thread. If you are, you are risking your vessel, and your life (read the accident report in the earlier thread). In your earlier thread I believe that you said you had charts... Attempting to complete a voyage through unfamiliar waters, and with the hazards that you are going to encounter (sunken trawler, Naval Weapons Pier, etc.) without some form of guide is IMHO irresponsible. Sailing without an up-to-date chart on any of the club boats that I used to sail was considered gross negligence.
Re: the Naval Weapons Pier; my dad was a Lieutenant in the Navy responsible for loading and offloading ammunition during WWII at this pier. He's told me stories about it many times, but I've never seen it.
I hope to hear that you have made it to NC without incident!
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USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105/106/118 Instructor - Also certified in Marine Electrical Systems
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